Added on 13-Sep-2007
The tawdry rock band isn’t shy about its love for Queen's arena theatrics.
By August Brown, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 13, 2007
WHEN glammy scuzz-rockers Louis XIV needed to accurately capture the sound of Brian May's guitar for their version of Queen's theme to "Flash Gordon," they went straight to the source: They used the actual Eventide phaser pedal that May played on the original version.
"We will definitely be overusing it on our future recordings," said singer-guitarist Brian Karscig. "Anything that has to do with Queen, our band would jump on."
Louis XIV's recording is the theme music to the Sci Fi Channel's redux of the "Flash Gordon" series, and shows up on their new EP "The Distances From Everyone to You."